Waxcap Mushrooms of Eastern North America
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By Alan E. Bessette, William C. Roody, Walter E. Sturgeon, and Arleen R. Bessette. Members of the Hygrophoraceae family, commonly known as waxcaps, have long attracted the attention of mycologists and nature lovers. As a group, they are beautiful mushrooms. Many waxcaps can be identified from field observations and macroscopic features of the fruiting bodies, further adding to their appeal for those lacking formal training in mycology. The geographical range of coverage includes eastern Canada, the United States east of the Great Plains and south to East Texas, the Gulf Coast, and Florida. With over 150 color illustrations and detailed descriptions, this book is an indispensable reference guide for waxcap identification. 179 pages, hardcover.